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3 Vinyl Siding Styles You Should Know About

If you have decided to invest in vinyl siding, the next step is to choose a vinyl siding style or cladding combination to complement your home. Each vinyl siding style has a unique design feature, including texture, thickness, height and board width. These three popular vinyl siding styles can be used independently or together for a custom look:

1. Clapboard Vinyl Siding  

Achieve a classic, timeless look with horizontal clapboard siding. Available in different textures, lengths, and thicknesses, vinyl clapboard siding is ideal for homeowners wanting a low-maintenance, authentic woodgrain finish. Elevate clapboard siding with board and batten, shake or scallop accents on the gables or dormer windows.

2. Board and Batten Vinyl Siding 

Use board and batten vertical vinyl siding to create the illusion of height and boost your curb appeal with modern practicality. Board and batten is a siding style comprising wide boards with thin ‘battens’ covering the seams. The strong vertical lines of board and batten add texture and dimension for an aesthetically pleasing finish. This vinyl siding style is perfect for homeowners wanting a modern farmhouse-style home.

3. Vinyl Shakes and Scallops

Add character and rustic charm to your home exterior with vinyl shakes and scallops, which provide the beauty of cedar shingles with the strength and durability of vinyl siding. While commonly used as an accent, you can also wrap your home in its entirety for a warm and authentic textured look.

Use the Alside Visualizer to compare these popular vinyl siding styles on your home and bring your vision to life.